Bio

Amr Swid holds Ph.D. in management from the Aston School of Business (United Kingdom), an M.B.A. from Strathclyde, and a B.Sc. in pharmacy. Prior to joining NYIT, he worked for pharmaceutical giant Eli-Lilly for 11 years in several international management and marketing assignments. Following a successful management career in the pharmaceutical industry, he had more than 11 years of academic experience at Strathclyde, Aston, and NYIT including several administration roles in global campuses. He is now the director of Experiential education for NYIT’s School of Management, leading and organizing curricular/extracurricular activities such as study abroad, practicum, internships, the Fed, Broadridge, and Corporate challenges, academic service learning, and the international workshop.

Swid’s research is mainly applied in nature; it focuses on the challenges of managing professional service firms—specifically, how firms can be sustainable in creating competitive advantages by the managing the work psychology, and proper use of technology. His intellectual contributions in this area have resulted in publications in competitive journals for leading publishers (e.g. Wiely, Inderscience, Emerald, and Common Ground). He also acted as ad hoc referee and editorial board member for numerous journals. Recently, he received an invitation to act as a content developer for two well-known publishers.

Recent Projects/Research

  • Health care quality (cross-disciplinary research with NYIT’s College of Osteopathic Medicine)
  • Mobile learning application development (cross-disciplinary project with NYIT Schools of Education and Engineering and Computing Sciences)

Publications

  • Ragab, D., Bienstock, J, Swid, A. (2017) “International Student adjustment to U.S. Universities: A Cultural approach”. Review of Business Research Vol. 17, No. 1, pp.23-30. (Best Paper in Journal Award) http://dx.doi.org/10.18374/RBR-17-1.3
  • Swid, A. (2016) “Unwrapping the Relation between Work Environment and Job Satisfaction,” International Journal of Environment, Workplace and Employment.Vol.4, No.2 pp.150-170, DOI: 10.1504/IJEWE.2016.10001460
  • Swid, A. (2015), How Creative can leaders afford to be without losing credibility? Journal of Leadership Studies. Symposium on Provoking Perspectives of Creativity and Innovation in Leadership Vol.9, No.3, pp.63-64, DOI:10.1002/jls.21409
  • Swid, A. (2014), Police members Perception of their Leaders’ Leadership Style and its Implications. Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management. Vol. 37, No.3, pp.579-595, http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/PIJPSM-08-2013-0085
  • ElMelegy, A. & Swid A. (2013), Managing User Acceptance and Use of Technology in Higher Education: An Empirical Study. Management Education: An International Journal. Vol. 12, No.1, pp.11-23, http://ijme.cgpublisher.com/product/pub.252/prod.5
  • Swid, A. & ElMelegy A. (2012), Management of E-Services Adoption in the Telecommunication Sector in Bahrain. Journal of Global Business and Technology Vol. 8, No. 2, http://gbata.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/JGBAT_Vol8-2.pdf
  • Swid, A. (2012). The moderating role of Socialization effort on newcomers’ adjustment. International Journal of Economics and Business Research (IJEBR) ISSN (Online): 1756-9869 – ISSN (Print): 1756-9850, Vol. 4, No.3, http://www.inderscience.com/info/inarticle.php?artid=37635

Honors & Awards

  • NYIT Presidential Engagement Award “Student Engagement in global Education”: 2016
  • School of Management Adjunct faculty Annual Leadership Award, NYIT: 2017
  • Best Paper Award: Swid, A. and Bienstock, J. (2017) “International Students adjustment to U.S. Universities: A personality Approach”. (ICSHMB); March 21-22, 2017; Casablanca, Morocco.)
  • Best Paper in Track Award: Bienstock, J. and Swid, A. (2017) “International Student adjustment to U.S. Universities: Utilizing a Campus Mediation Approach”. (ASBBS) Annual Conference March 23-26, Las Vegas
  • External Grant:Mallah Foundation “International Students adjustment to US Universities: A personality and cultural approach”. Swid, A. (PI), and Bienstock, J. (Co-PI). Awarded $50,000.
  • NYIT Crystal Apple award for leading a winning corporate challenge team: 2013, 2014
  • NYIT global faculty summer research grant as a PI: 2010, 2011, 2012

Courses I Teach/Have Taught at NYIT

  • Principles of Management
  • Knowledge Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Multinational Business Management
  • Organization Behavior
  • Organization Development
  • Strategic Leadership

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